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2016 Environmental Studies Commencement Info

If you are planning to graduate Spring 2016 (this term), Summer 2016, or Fall 2016, we invite you to participate in the 2016 commencement ceremonies to be held Monday, June 13th.

The main ceremony will be held at 9:00a.m. in Matthew Knight Arena. Tickets are not required for the event, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Students and faculty will gather in front of Johnson Hall at 8:15a.m. in regalia. At 8:45a.m., the UO Duck Grad Parade will start down 13th Avenue to the arena. Additional information regarding participation in this ceremony is available online:

The Environmental Studies Program ceremony will be held directly after (12:00p.m.) in the Women’s Quadrangle (Pioneer Mother Lawn) behind Johnson Hall. Tickets are not required for this event, and regalia does not need to be worn. The program to acknowledge our graduates will last approximately one hour. Friends and family are invited to attend the ceremony and join us afterward for light refreshments. Please contact Taylor West at 541-346- 5084 with any special accommodations required for disability access.

Please arrive between 11:20 – 11:50a.m. to the Women’s Quadrangle. We will have a check-in table where you will fill out a card to give to the photographer (see next paragraph), as well as a short outcomes survey for the Career Center. Undergraduates will then form two lines based on major: Environmental Studies or Environmental Science. You do not have to line up in alphabetical order. Master’s and PhD graduates will line up in front of the ESCI line. These two lines, led by the graduate students, will walk up the main aisle to be seated in the first row of chairs, nearest the stage. You will remain seated for the first part of the ceremony until you are called to the stage to receive your diploma cover. The Registrar’s Office will mail out official diplomas in late July. Graduates will have a picture taken while receiving their diploma cover. If you are interested in ordering pictures or viewing your proof following the ceremony, call 800-261- 2576 or go to

Caps and gowns are optional at this ceremony, although they are mandatory at the main (all-university) ceremony. If you choose to wear regalia, you may rent or buy it from the UO Bookstore online or in- store; see here for deadlines:

If you have questions, please contact Taylor West at or 541-346- 5084. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishment with you!